Criminal Defence Lawyer
Aswani K. Datt
Your Best Defence
Criminal Defence Lawyer
Top Experienced and Successful Criminal Lawyers serving Toronto, Peel Region including Mississauga, Brampton, Orangeville, Georgetown, Halton Hills. Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Markham, Newmarket and the Greater Toronto Area.
Going to court is a life changing experience for most people. Most do not know their legal rights and feel as if their life is in the hands of a heartless government bureaucracy.
Feeling powerless is just as bad as being powerless. This does not have to be the case. I believe that people deserve the highest level of legal representation and I guarantee that I will fight to the end for your right to a fair trial.
The Presumption of Innocence: states that no person shall be considered guilty until finally convicted by a court. The burdern of proof is thus on the prosecution, beyond a reasonable doubt. In the case of reasonble doubt, the accused must be found “not guilty”; this idea is expressed by the Latin legal maxim In dubio pro reo (When in doubt, in favor of the accused).
Police Tactics: The police have just called and want you to come to the police station, what am I to do? Never ever speak to the police or go to the station without first speaking to counsel. Most likely they will attempt to get a statement from you and then arrest and charge you. Aswani K. Datt can attend the police station with you and get the real reasons from the police why they are contacting you. The law allows the police to lie and use tricks against you. Do not be trapped. Be prepared.
The Right to Remain Silent: is protected under the Charter . The accused may not be compelled as a witness against himself in criminal proceedings, and therefore only voluntary statements made to police are admissible as evidence. It is important never to answer any questions by the police without speaking to a lawyer. Remember, your right to remain silient does not mean you can lie to the police. Simply refuse to answer all questions.
If you have any doubts of the importance of not taking to the police, watch this video:
Should I Just Plead Guilty?: No. Don’t even think about pleading guilty. Moral guilt does not mean you are legally guilty. The prosecutor must prove beyond a reaonsable doubt that you commited the offence you are charged with. There are numerous defences that an experienced lawyer can use to present reasonable doubt to an impartial court. Never plead guilty unless you have spoken to an experienced criminal lawyer.
Bail Hearings: Getting the bail hearing right is crucial. You don’t want to remain in jail for months on end while waiting for your trial. Often people are not released because there was a lack of preparation for the bail hearing. The prosecutor wants to deny bail to most defendants to pressure them to plead guilty. Do not be trapped. Be prepared.
Domestic and Sexual Assault: Care must be taken when defending charges of assault. There can be serious implications in terms of your right to your children under the Family Law Act or the Divorce Act. Aswani Datt can provided you with a coherent strategy to protect your rights to you children while defending you against your criminal charges.